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#6190: Portal Lintel: Kiss at the Last Supper

Photo 6190: Portal Lintel: Kiss at the Last Supper - Altamura Cathedral

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Photo ID
6190
Credit
Title
Portal Lintel: Kiss at the Last Supper
Caption
Detail of the Last Supper. Instead of his usual position in the center, Christ is seated on the far left, where he is being embraced and kissed on the cheek by a short-haired, beardless figure. This is probably a variation on the common theme of John, "the beloved disciple," reclining on his breast as they dined. Alternatively, although the setting is wrong and the gesture seems too tender, it could represent the Kiss of Judas. The long rectangular table is spread with loaves of bread, pairs of fish, and baskets. Detail of the magnificent Gothic portal of Altamura Cathedral, 14th-15th century. Altamura, Puglia, Italy.
Geotag
40.827447° N, 16.552856° E
Uploaded
June 26, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
200